That's a good point. There has been a trend of providing patron-only rewards, making it even more like a job than receiving donation.
I'm not sure if it is worth doing if you need to spend additional time to provide the benefits you have promised your Patrons. Particularly if it is time spent with individuals on Slack calls or one on one mentoring.
I also feel like there (sometimes) comes a sense of entitlement. My concern with the GitHub model is that OSS contributors will be bullied into rushing through features because a donor paid their $10.
A tricky environment for sure. :)
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